Staying Connected


Worship with us:

Sunday at 9:00 am

in person and Live on Facebook

Trinity Sunday

Tuesday - Friday 8:30 am Morning Prayer via Zoom

Rector's Corner

Beloved in Christ,

I want to express my deep gratitude for your incredible assistance in creating a truly successful Strawberry Fest. Your dedication, hard work, and unwavering support have made a remarkable difference in the success of St. Mary's Mission, Ministry, and Outreach in our community. Thank you to all who prepped, prepared, served, and donated. We are eternally grateful to each and every one of you for your support.

I would also like to extend a special thank you to Marion Meyers for her exceptional leadership and guidance throughout the planning process. Her commitment to our mission and invaluable direction played a significant role in the festival's success.

Furthermore, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to Lisa LaGreca and Dina Ziemba for their remarkable efforts in endless hours of knocking on doors and building relationships with local businesses to secure raffle basket donations. Your determination and dedication have greatly contributed to and enhanced the positive outcome of our event.

I would also like to extend our gratitude to the Stone Harbor Borough, merchants, and friends who generously donated and supported our Strawberry Fest. Your contributions and support have been instrumental in strengthening our community and enabling us to continue our vital work.

Please join me in expressing our sincere thanks to the following individuals and establishments:


Making Waves

Global Pursuit

Across the Way

Paw Prints

Pete Smith's Surf Shop

Stephanies of Stone Harbor

Salty Paws

Barrier Book Store


Life is Good

The Reeds

Wave One by HOYS

Harbor Bar

Enchanted Boutique

Pure Juice

Green Cuisine

Fred's Liquor Store

Fred's Tavern

SurfSide Grill

7 Mile Pie


Ace Hardware

Seas the Day

Avalon Freeze

The Borough of Stone Harbor

Bread & Cheese Cupboard

Your generosity and support have made a tremendous impact on our ability to serve and uplift those in need within our community. Through your collective efforts, we have been able to make a real difference, and for that, we are truly grateful.

Once again, thank you all for your unwavering commitment, hard work, and compassionate heart. Together, we continue to bring faith, hope and love into our world. May God bless you abundantly for your selflessness and kindness.

With the deepest appreciation,

Love and Blessings,

Mo. Allison+

12 Step Meetings in the Church Hall

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Monday at 8:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Tuesday at 8:00 pm

Alanon Tuesday at 7:15 pm (beginners meeting in the chapel)

Alanon Tuesday at 8:00 pm

Alanon Friday morning at 10:00 am

Trinity Sunday

Feast that celebrates “the one and equal glory” of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, “in Trinity of Persons and in Unity of Being” (BCP, p. 380). It is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Trinity Sunday is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year (BCP, p. 15).

The proper readings and collect for Trinity Sunday are used only on the feast, not on the weekdays following. The numbered proper, which corresponds most closely to the date of Trinity Sunday, is used (BCP, p. 228). The BCP also provides the proper “Of the Holy Trinity” for optional use at other times, subject to the rules of the calendar of the church year (see BCP, pp. 251, 927).

The Hymnal 1982 presents ten hymns in a section on The Holy Trinity (Hymns 362-371), including “Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!” (Hymn 362), “Come, thou almighty King” (Hymn 365), and “Holy Father, great Creator” (Hymn 368).

The celebration of Trinity Sunday was approved for the western church by Pope John XXII in 1334. This feast is associated with Thomas Becket (c. 1118-1170), who was consecrated bishop on Trinity Sunday, 1162. His martyrdom may have influenced the popularity of the feast in England and the custom of naming the remaining Sundays of the church year “Sundays after Trinity.” The Sarum Missal and editions of the Prayer Book through the 1928 BCP named these Sundays the Sundays after Trinity. The 1979 BCP identifies this portion of the church year as the season after Pentecost, and names these Sundays the Sundays after Pentecost (see BCP, p. 32).

Our Strawberry Fest was a HUGE success!

Thank you to all who prepped, prepared, served, and donated. We are eternally grateful to each and every one of you for your support. Thank you to our local merchants, Springer's Ice Cream, the Borough of Stone Harbor and the Philadelphia Phillies for their generous donations to our raffle and silent auction. Thank you to Craig Miller for capturing the memories in his great photos. Here is a link to a few pictures of the day.

Stewardship Minute

Remember to pledge your support!

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Some ways to support St. Mary's

  • Become a member
  • Volunteer
  • The Sunday collection plate
  • Send a check payable to St. Mary's to:

St. Mary's Church,

9425 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

(Your envelope and number is not necessary, only your name.)

  • Setting up a personal online banking "bill pay" option. The bank will mail the check for you to the church office.
  • Online giving through our website at
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Forward Day by Day

The May, June, July edition of Forward Day by Day daily devotional, both large and small print, is now available in the church narthexes. Please help yourself and take one for someone who would enjoy receiving it. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please let the church office know and we will be glad to send one.

Membership at St. Mary's

Membership at St. Mary's consists of several different groups of "members." Some are Confirmed Communicant Members or who have transferred their membership by Letter of Transfer to St. Mary's. Some are Baptized into St. Mary’s or have requested that their names be entered in the Parish Register. Others are “members” by virtue of the fact that St. Mary’s is their church—the Christian community of which they are a part and where they worship regularly. Still, others are “summer members" or friends of St. Mary's. Many are part of St. Mary’s life, worship at St. Mary’s when in town, and support St. Mary’s financially. Canonically, they are not members in the legal sense, but they are every bit as much members of our parish family as those who are official members.

Please contact the church office if you would like to receive membership forms to be added to our data base.

email: [email protected]


You may sign up on our website here.

We welcome you to join us!

Happy Birthday to

Creggie Henderson on June 6th and

Leslie Haines on June 8th!

Happy Anniversary to

Greg & Caroline Bentley on June 6th and

Hilton & Kathryn Rodriguez on June 10th!

If you would like to be remembered on your birthday or anniversary, please give us your information so we may add you to our data base. Email the church office: [email protected] or call 609-368-5922

Coffee Hour

Coffee Hour is held after service every Sunday in the parish hall. It is an opportunity to get together for relaxed conversation and fellowship over a cup of coffee. If you would like to provide a snack for coffee hour, please pick a Sunday and sign up on the sheet on the door to the kitchen. Nothing elaborate is required, just a small snack to enjoy with coffee. Thank you!

Altar Flowers

Dedicating altar flowers in honor or memory of, or in thanksgiving for a loved one is a wonderful way to remember someone. If you would like to do so, please sign up on the chart on the bulletin board in the parish hall. After the service, you may take the flowers to enjoy or give.

News from St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas Cares Food Pantry

is celebrating its 15th Anniversary with an Open House on Sunday,

June 4th from 1 to 3 pm.

All are invited to learn about Hunger in Cape May County and reducing food waste.

Refreshments will be provided.


call 609-886-5960

Click here to view the flyer.

Updated list of needs at The Branches

The Branches Outreach and the Food Pantry continues to feed a lot of people.

Branches is in need of BIG containers of soup (crockpot size) or large casseroles they can keep in the freezer - even something as simple as a large Stouffer's lasagna.  

You may bring any casseroles or soup over to The Branches at their new location - 201 Hirst Ave., Rio Grande, NJ - daily from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 

If you can't get to Rio Grande, please contact Dina Ziemba 609-780-3142.

She will be happy to pick up your food and take it to The Branches.

ALSO The Branches food pantry is in need of the following:  paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, large trash bags (50 gallon), sugar, artificial sweetener, coffee, tea, packages of cookies peanut butter, jelly, salad dressing, feminine products, suncreen, sun protection lip balm, and cases of bottled water.

The Food Pantry is open M-W-F from 9-12 and is located at 1304 Rt. 47 So., Rio Grande, Unit AJ. 

Many thanks !!!

Branches Fundraiser

June 4th at 3:00pm

Branches offer food, help and more in Rio Grande

Here is a link to a great article printed about The Branches in the Atlantic City press on April 25th!

St. Mary's This 'n That Thrift Shop

Looking to refresh your summer rental or have a room that could use an updated piece of furniture? Then you might want to check out the new FURNITURE SHOP at St. Mary's This 'n That Thrift Shop!

Gold Winner of the 2022 Best of the Jersey Shore thrift shops, the Furniture Shop is a great addition to the home goods, housewares and clothing shops at This 'n That.

And remember the thrift shop when you're spring cleaning and re-organizing. Household items, furniture and clean usable clothing are welcome!

Store Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Donation days: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am - 3 pm and on the

1st Saturday of the month 10 - 3 pm.

Location: St. Mary's This 'n That

1304 Rt. 47 So., Rio Grande, NJ 08242    609-886-7272

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 11th - 4:00 pm Pride Mass at St. George's in Rumson

Sunday, June 11th - 5:00 pm Convocation Healing Service

Saturday, June 17th - Cormac John Marquess (Baptism)

Saturday, June 24th - Consecration of Bishop French

Thursday, June 29th - The wedding of Ariel Baker and Alize

Thursday, July 6th - 7:30 pm - Thursdays on the Lawn begins

Saturday, July 8th - 5:30 pm - Worship at the Beach begins

Our Summer at St. Mary's pamphlet of events may be downloaded here.

12 Step Meetings in the Church Hall

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Monday at 8:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Tuesday at 8:00 pm

Alanon Tuesday at 7:15 pm (beginners meeting in the chapel)

Alanon Tuesday at 8:00 pm (in the chapel)

Alanon Friday morning at 10:00 am

CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR on our website for all activities taking place throughout the week.

First Sunday after Pentecost:

Trinity Sunday

Genesis 1:1-2:4a

2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Matthew 28:16-20

Psalm 8

Worship Services

Tuesday - Friday 8:30 am Morning Prayer via Zoom

Third Thursday's 6:00 pm Healing Service

alternates between St. Mary's and St. Barnabas

Sunday 9:00 AM in person (church)

Services, studies, and service bulletins may be accessed on our website: